Regardless of how you feel about the player or the Los Angeles Lakers organization as a whole, any objective fan cannot dispute the fact that Kobe Bryant is one of the 10 greatest players in NBA history, and arguably the second-best shooting guard of all time, only behind Michael Jordan himself.
So, to consider the fact that Bryant was selected with the 13th overall pick in the 1996 NBA Draft, meaning there were 12 players that were actually taken ahead of him, has to boggle the mind.
Just who were those 12 players taken ahead of Kobe Bryant? Let’s take a closer look.
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